Editorial

Ending spring break

Monday, February 22, 2016

It appears that the Cherokee School Board will likely end the week-long spring break in the school calendar that has been something of a tradition. Comments were made on the subject during discussion of options for the 2016-17 school year calendar.

The majority of staff like the spring break but a majority of parents, especially parents of elementary age children, find the break inconvenient.

There are reasons to end the practice beyond simple preference. The school year seems to be getting further into June on one end and further into August on the other end, interfering with summer activities.